Story // 27.11.2023

KAIZEN, the philosophy of changing for the better

Innovative projects aiming at the continuous improvement of SEKISUI. This is what KAIZEN is about (KAIZEN = change for better). KAIZEN is integral to SEKISUI’s culture, a defining philosophy that inspires to constantly evaluate, refine and progress.

Every year, the best ideas from all SEKISUI companies are presented in the KAIZEN convention and teams are competing against each other. The 13th edition of the European KAIZEN convention was packed with powerful ideas, sustainable improvements and innovative progress.

This year, the event took place at the prestigious Merici Hotel in Sittard, near Roermond, Netherlands. Five teams competed to present their projects aimed at improving team communication, protecting the environment, reducing waste, and solving technical problems while enhancing business performance.

Congratulations to the winner SEKISUI S-LEC, Geleen, and to SEKISUI SPECIALTY CHEMICALS EUROPE, Tarragona, and SEKISUI S-LEC, Roermond, for the second and third position

Take a look at the teams and highlights of the day


The team that won the KAIZEN competition is now invited to Japan, to the headquarters of SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO. LTD, alongside the other winning teams from each area – Japan, North America / Mexico, China and Southeast Asia. They will all participate in the global KAIZEN convention in Kyoto, Japan, on January 19th. Good luck to them!

The 9-step wheel of Continuous Improvement

KAIZEN, the practice of continuous improvement, is a crucial part of SEKISUI’s company culture – aiming to create a corporate culture of daily improvement, raising the growth of each employee. KAIZEN can be referred to different activities and involves employees of all areas and hierarchy levels. At SEKISUI, the nine-step process of continuous improvement is of high priority for all businesses.


Interested in learning more information about KAIZEN? Read here.